Bobby

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Captains Log: Day 1

First off… Yes, I do have an inverted tramp stamp. The nineties were a difficult time for me. Now that’s out of the way.   I’m so ready to get back in shape. Over the past few months I’ve had several wake-up calls that something needs to change. The big wakeup call came when I almost didn’t fit on a ride at Dollywood. I remember seeing people that were told they couldn’t ride because of their size, and I always thought that would never happen to me, but here we are. So, I am taking control and getting my health back on track. I weighed in today at 240.4lbs, the heaviest I’ve ever been. Over the next few months I am going to struggle to get my life on track. I have made excuses for myself for too long and need to be held accountable. I plan on posting frequently and doing monthly pictures to show progress (hopefully.) I hope writing about my struggles, downfalls and triumphs will help me succeed and possibly someone else can see they can do it too.

Amanda

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New Year, New Me…AGAIN!

I make this declaration every year.  Some years I succeed, but most years, I fall into the same bad habits that got me here in the first place.  I proclaim that this year will be different!  I’ve certainly done it before.  Back in 2014, I took control of my health.  I had a bariatric surgery called the Duodenal Switch.  If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry, many people haven’t.  It literally saved my life!   Contrary to what some may think, it was not easy, not one little bit.  It was a great tool that helped me lose over 130 lbs.  That loss has enabled me to start running and improve my overall health.  I never got to my goal weight, but I’ve maintained my loss, up until now. I’ve put on 20 lbs this year.  Ugh, it’s sort of painful to type that!   I have been too afraid to step on the scale until this morning, but I knew I was gaining based on how my clothes fit, or not fit. 

I’ve made a change before, and I can do it again with a healthy diet and more exercise.   Bobby has talked me into blogging about my experience and posting some embarrassing before pictures (He’s always getting my to stretch my limits).  I’m hoping that putting myself out there will help hold me accountable and hopefully inspire others.   I will blog at least once a week to discuss my progress, victories, and struggles (I know I’ll have many).  I will even include those embarrassing progress pictures.